Greenwood High School – Bangalore firmly believes in its motto ‘Rooted in Knowledge’. The unwavering commitment of the school towards this philosophy is the very reason behind the accolades it has garnered over the years since its inception in 2004.
An overall holistic education revolves beyond the idea of not being bound by a particular subject or the syllabus alone. The quality of education lies in the school giving importance to the holistic development of the student. With the ever-changing scenario of education, schools are now ensuring that students grow as confident individuals, be it on academic, physical, emotional, spiritual, and social fronts. One such school that promotes the overall development of the students as a mission while giving back to the society – socially responsible citizens of tomorrow is Greenwood High, that stands out among many international schools.
Greenwood High offers IB, IGCSE, ISC, ICSE as well as the indigenous R&D innovative curriculum of International Primary Years Program & Middle Years Program. The school envisions to convert students into individuals who are rooted to their culture, knowledge & ethics. The school prepares them to be ready to accept new challenge. Also, the School identifies multiple intelligences and offers theme-based, concept-based, exploration based, and student centric learning, as well as differentiated learning for students of various abilities.
At Greenwood High, students not only maintain a balance between academics, sports, and co-curricular activities, but they also excel in all three areas. The school has a proven track record of producing outstanding IB results that exceed the world average and has produced India toppers in both ISC, IGCSE and ICSE. Despite their academic achievements, the students are also taught to be passionate about arts, music & drama.
Encouraging Intellectual and Cultural Diversity
At Greenwood High, the importance of a positive and productive relationship formed between students and teachers is paramount. The school strives to create a dynamic learning environment of inclusivity while being fully committed to empowering students to develop their own potential. The school provides excellent education on both national and international curriculum promoting high academic standards and prioritizing understanding of different subjects in depth and global issues awareness among the students. The school motivates parental involvement and aims to foster them with all support towards their child’s development.
The school emphasizes a lot on practical knowledge over textbook knowledge and boasts of its well-formulated experiential and personalized learning. Greenwood High currently has 4 main branches in Bengaluru which are – an ICSE/ISC School & an International School in Sarjapur, an ICSE/ISC School & an International IGCSE School in Bannerghatta Road along with 6 preschools spread across the city.
“At our school, we believe that extracurricular activities are an important part of every child’s education. That’s why we offer a wide range of activities such as THOTS (The Higher Order Thinking Skills), GAIT, chess, art, yoga, music, and sports like basketball, badminton, tennis, football, swimming, etc.”, shares – Mrs. Niru Agarwal, the Managing Trustee. Continuing on her above statement, she adds – “We also organize excursions, CSR activities, role plays, student council initiatives as part of our curriculum. These activities not only help students focus on their academics, but also develop overall personality, learn the importance of time management that will be valuable throughout their lives”. Through a brief conversation with Mrs. Niru Agarwal, the Managing Trustee explained how at Greenwood High both extracurricular activities & rigorous academic assessments are part of their philosophy, aimed towards providing a well-rounded education that fosters both academic and personal growth. She added that “Our major focus is the Inter-disciplinary learning’ along with providing emotional support to students for which we have clinically certifies Student counselor’.
Modern Infrastructure for Modern Learners
The state-of-the-art campus leaves no stone unturned to provide the best of facilities on par with International Standards. Perhaps even more importantly, it is the commitment and proficiency of the faculty that ensures that every student is given ample opportunity to achieve his/her potential in an atmosphere that is both nurturing and challenging.
Greenwood High is equipped with state-of-the-art ICT technology, with five computer labs, 4 libraries with Digital media, and all academic blocks with Projectors, Wi-Fi, a customized learning management system and Smart boards. Greenwood High’s library is a dynamic source of knowledge that promotes open-minded questioning among students. It is fully equipped with over 5,500 titles, including books, magazines, and journals that cover a wide range of subjects.
Greenwood High is well known for making learning an exploratory experience than explanatory. The classroom atmosphere here is Children centric than teacher centric. To support this approach, the school provides modern and continually upgraded pedagogy & with a fresh perspective on teaching methodologies. The school aims strengthen theoretical knowledge through live practical experiences hands on.
The school promotes and encourages several sports activities with the motto, “A healthy mind in a healthy body” in mind. To achieve this goal, all grades have access to weekly Physical Education classes in a sprawling sports field where students can play & make use of a range of state-of-the-art sporting facilities, including swimming, basketball, badminton, tennis, squash, snooker, cricket, taekwondo, football, table-tennis, wushu, yoga, aerobics, athletics, and board games such as chess and carrom. Professional coaches for each sport guide and train the students to excel in their chosen sport and participate in intra and inter school competitions. Additionally, after-school activities are conducted for extra coaching in selected sports. By providing access to a wide range of sports facilities and professional coaches, Greenwood High encourages students to develop a healthy lifestyle to foster overall growth, development, and physical fitness.
The school is in a league of its own, having a one-of-a-kind international standard Sports Complex that houses several sporting facilities & Arts Complex dedicated exclusively towards Visual arts, Music & Drama inaugurated by former Vice President of India – Shri Venkaiah Naidu. The school’s vision & mission is to empower every student with a healthy body along with a healthy mind.
The school firmly believes Parents being it’s partners.